Cup Stops By (RNews.com)
Ryan Miller in AHL card set (Amerks.com)
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'“Tom Golisano wanted to do more for Buffalo and Rochester area high school players to showcase their talents,” said Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner, Larry Quinn. “The talent level of teenagers in both cities is quite high and he felt this event will create some fun-filled competition between the two cities. Furthermore, Tom was very pleased when he contacted Scotty Bowman and he agreed to lend his name and participate in this event. It will be a great experience for each participant.”'
'The game will be played at HSBC Arena on April 15th with the juniors on the ice first at 6pm and then the seniors at 8:30pm. The winner of the second game will be awarded the Scotty Bowman Cup that will be similar looking to the Stanley Cup.'
'The Buffalo Sabres will highlight some of the best young amateur hockey talent in Western New York with the Scotty Bowman Showcase on April 15 in HSBC Arena.'
'"The only thing that I didn't like was that the goal/icing line remained red, as well as the border around the crease. I think that they should also have been orange. But to make that look good the goal posts would also need to be painted orange. That is my idea… I really liked the blue ice, just change the goal line and the nets and it would be awesome."'
'Ryan Miller's development this season with the Rochester Americans may have put him ahead of Martin Biron and Mika Noronen for good.'
'The measure of Vanek's progress is in the numbers. It's not that he leads all American Hockey League rookies with 30 goals. That might have been expected from the University of Minnesota star who dazzled Buffalo with his offensive gifts during the 2003 Frozen Four. More telling is Vanek's plus-4 rating, a positive compiled even though 16 of his goals have come on the power play and therefore are stricken from the equation.'
'"We had a producer from ESPN and two league people and they were really excited," Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn said.'